Interface Carpet

Stylish Designs of Carpet and LVT

Interface may manufacture carpet, but they sell design. As one of the most trusted names in commercial carpet tile, Interface has led the industry in design, sustainability, and high performance carpet tile. Carpet Express is excited to offer Interface Carpets to our customers. Call 800-922-5582 today!

Interface Carpet

Interface specializes in less is more. The company uses fewer resources and constantly strives to use more sustainable flooring solutions. The company introduced TacTiles, which are a glue-free installation system. TacTiles adheres carpet tiles to one another to create a “floating” floor, which provides better flexibility. The company also created Cool Carpet, which is their climate-neutral carpet tile program. This program zeros out all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the entire life cycle of the carpet tile. Interface also has Intersept, which is a powerful preservative that is safe and effective at protecting carpet tile from mold growth and odors. In addition, the company uses ART, their proprietary Appearance Retention Test that effectively stimulates years of soiling, wear, and routine maintenance to test the durability of their carpet tiles.

Interface focuses on a business model that is renewable, cyclical, and benign. The company focuses on new technologies and systems that reduce or eliminate waste and harmful emissions. They also increase the use of renewable materials and energy sources. The company’s Mission Zero promise is to eliminate any negative impact the company has on the environment by 2020.

Click here to see our collection of Interface Carpet Tile.

Click here to see our collection of Interface Luxury Vinyl Tile.

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Godfrey Hirst Carpet

Quality and Performance

Godfrey Hirst, which has been in business since 1865, was one of the first textile mills in Australia. The company has continued to grow and has production plants and facilities around the world. The commercial and residential products from this company offer high quality and performance to customers. The company specializes in the production of wool broadloom products for North America. There are different berber carpets, patterned carpets, and sisal carpets to choose from in the residential product collection.

Godfrey Hirst uses state-of-the-art facilities and technologies to manufacture their products. The company utilizes continuous dyeing, high resolution printing, woolen yarn spinning, synthetic yarn extrusion and twisting, tufting equipment and finish lines at plants in Australia and New Zealand. These state-of-the-art technologies allows the company to produce high quality wool, nylon, polypropylene, triexta, and blended carpets.

The company commits to environmentally sustainable manufacturing and has become an Austrlian multi-award winner.

Click here to see our collection of Godfrey Hirst carpets.

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Metroflor Showcases New Engage Genesis Collection at TISE 2018

Metroflor’s New LVT Collection at TISE 2018

At the 2018 International Surface Event in Las Vegas, Nevada, Metroflor will be showcasing their new collection Engage Genesis. The new collection features on-trend narrower, longer, wider-width, and multi-length plank formats. Also, this collection features a new “painted” accent bevel that heightens the look of the product.

The Engage Genesis collection has three different products: the 1200 ML, the 2000 XL, and the 2000T. Each product in the collection has the revolutionary ISOCORE technology. The ISOCORE technology provides rigidity, strength, and dimensional stability. ISOCORE technology is an extruded, closed-cell PVC structural core.

The products in this collection also click lock together because of the locking technologies from Unilin and Valinge. In addition, this product is easy to install, waterproof, and provides sound insulating qualities. The products in the Engage Genesis collection are available in 8, 12, and 20 mil wear layers.

Below are images of the features and structure of the Engage Genesis products:

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Flooring Price Increase – November 27th

On November 27th of this year, many manufacturers will be increasing prices on their products and collections. Now is a great time to buy flooring before the price increase takes effect.

 

 

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Mohawk Carpet and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Event in Atlanta, GA 2017

#CushionTheFight

For the past 16 years, Mohawk has partnered with Susan G. Komen to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research. Mohawk’s carpet pad SmartCushion was cut up into squares and passed out to all of the people participating in the 3-day event in Atlanta this year. The participants of the event were able to use the pad squares as somewhere to rest.

A portion of the SmartCushion sales goes towards funding Susan G. Komen’s breast cancer research. One of Mohawk’s beautiful bright pink carpets was spread out at the finish line for the dedicated participants. The 3 day event in Atlanta, Georgia raised $1.4 million dollars.

Click here to the see the SmartCushion padding from Mohawk.

Here are a few images from the event this year in Atlanta, Georgia:

 

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New from US Floors – COREtec Pro Plus

Stylish and Durable Flooring for Commercial and Residential Applications

The COREtec Pro Plus collection from US Floors offers customers unique and innovative designs on durable luxury vinyl tile. The products in this collection are recommended for both commercial and residential applications, and the products are great for high-moisture and high-traffic areas.

The Construction of COREtec Pro Plus

COREtec Pro Plus from US Floors features a rigid core, which are special top and bottom layers for stability. This product has extra rigidity because of the rigid core, which is a high-density composition. The extra rigidity provides better dent and impact resistance.

All of the styles in this collection are 100% waterproof, which means you can install them in wet areas of the home or business and they will never swell if water is exposed to them. In addition, the luxury vinyl flooring in this collection will not expand or contract under normal conditions. This collection does not need expansion strips in large rooms. In addition, you do not have to let this flooring acclimate before installation.

Each COREtec Pro Plus plank or tile has an attached cork underlayment. The cork underlayment helps keep the floors warmer and quieter. In addition, this product is naturally resistant to odor causing mold and mildew.

COREtec Pro Plus from US Floors will work well in a commercial or residential setting. The designs in this collection work well for any style of home or business.

Click here to see the COREtec Pro Plus luxury vinyl tile.

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Pumpkin Contest! – Vote for your Favorite Halloween Pumpkin!

The talented employees of Carpet Express have created Halloween pumpkins for Halloween 2017. You can comment below on this blog or go to our Facebook page and vote in the picture comment section for which pumpkin you think is the best!

Click here to see the Pumpkin Contest album on Facebook.

Here are the pumpkins:

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Caress Carpet by Shaw Floors

Softness You Will Love

The inspiration behind the Caress carpet collection by Shaw Floors is from the softest natural fibers found around the world. The company wants people to choose a carpet style that tells their own story. The Caress carpet collection from Shaw features the company’s most innovative colors. The Mediterranean, the Amalfi Coast, and the Western Painted Desert are what inspired the colors for the collection. These beautiful destinations helped Shaw’s designers create a rich variety of color shades and hues. Shaw created 50 timeless colors, which feature neutrals, blues, greens, grays, and browns. The collection is truly striking to the eye, and it would look beautiful in any home.

Shaw’s Inspiration for The Softest Carpet Collection

In addition, the Caress collection feature’s the company softest fiber. The carpets in this carpet line use Shaw’s premier Anso nylon fiber. Also, the carpets have the R2X Stain, Soil, and Odor resistance system so cleaning and regular maintenance are easier. Anso nylon carpets are backed with a lifetime stain and soil warranty, and they are backed with a lifetime pet warranty promise.

The Caress carpet collection from Shaw is available in solids and patterns. There are many styles and color choices to choose from, so have fun designing with the softest carpet collection by Shaw.

Click here to see our collection of Caress carpet from Shaw.

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COREtec Rigid Core Vs. COREtec WPC

COREtec RCB (Rigid Core Board) and COREtec WPC (Waterproof Composite Core) from US Floors are great products with many similarities, but they both differ in terms of applications. The Rigid Core Board and Waterproof Composite Core flooring are both 100% waterproof and structurally stable. Both COREte products have a wide variety of stylish decors and textures. The Rigid Core Board and Waterproof Composite Core flooring from US Floors are easy to install. In addition, these products do not require acclimation. However, the products do differ in terms of applications. They each suit a specific type of installation.

Commercial or Residential Application?

The COREtec Pro Plus from US Floors is a high-density rigid core flooring. This product was developed to withstand high impact and resist indentation. The high mineral content and dense core are what make this product able to withstand such conditions. COREtec Pro Plus works well in a mudroom or basement. However, this product works better in commercial settings such as boutiques, retail shops, offices, and more. This product with the rigid core board is really made for locations with high traffic loads.

Although COREtec Plus, which is a WPC (Waterproof Composite Core) flooring, is used in some moderate commercial environments, it is really suited for residential use. When US Floors manufactures COREtec Plus, they add a foaming agent to the flooring that creates tiny air pockets throughout the planks. These tiny air pockets improve sound quality, insulation, and cushion underfoot. This WPC core is combined with a thick luxury vinyl top layer and a cork underlayment, which creates a comfortable floor for any home.

Flooring for Every Installation Type

Overall, both COREtec with Rigid Core Board and Waterproof Composite Core offer features and benefits to a large variety of installation options. Customer preference, fashion, design, and installation budget are the main determining factors when purchasing this product for your application.

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Armstrong Flooring Featured at The Starnet Design Awards

Armstrong Flooring Featured in 54 of the 134 Entries at The Starnet Design Awards

Recently, Armstrong Flooring commercial products were featured in entries for the 19th Annual Starnet Design Awards with eight of those designs winning. The competition took place in Carlsbad, California on April 28, 2017.

Armstrong Flooring logo

The Starnet Design Awards showcase the relationships between Starnet member organizations and the A&D community. The awards recognize creativity, professionalism, quality, and versatility with commercial flooring design and installation. Healthcare, corporate, education, hospitality, unique installation, environmental achievement, people’s choice, and excellence in imagination are just some of the award categories. Of course, there is also an overall grand prize winner.

Armstrong Flooring was part of 54 of the 134 entries for 2017, which is twice as much as last year’s 26 participating entries. Eight of the entries featuring Armstrong Flooring won.

Click here to see our collection of Armstrong Luxury Vinyl Tile.

Click here to see our collection of Armstrong Vinyl Composition Tile.

Also, click here to see our collection of Armstrong Sheet Vinyl Flooring.

Here are a few images of the winning entries:

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